Latest Portugal National Soccer Team News

Italy leaves it late to earn 1st competitive win in a year

Oct. 14, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup. Cristiano Biraghi's goal in stoppage time earned the Azzurri a much-needed 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League. Playing in Group 3 of League A, Poland became...

Like Real Madrid, Portugal has to cope without Ronaldo

Oct. 10, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

It's not only Real Madrid that has to adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal's national soccer team also has had to cope without the star forward as he takes a break from international duty following his transfer to Juventus and amid a rape allegation against him. Ronaldo hasn't been called up for the...

Ronaldo left off Portugal squad for upcoming matches

Oct. 4, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was left off Portugal's national team squad for a pair of upcoming matches, the decision coming Thursday as the soccer great fights a rape allegation in the United States. Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who says the player assaulted her in Las...

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left off Portugal's national soccer team squad as he fights rape allegations

Oct. 4, 2018 7:32 AM EDT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been left off Portugal's national soccer team squad as he fights rape allegations.

Modric wins world player of year, ends Ronaldo-Messi duopoly

Sep. 24, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player. Football's biggest individual accolade was handed to the 33-year-old playmaker on Monday night in recognition of a...

Jermaine Jones retires, 11 months after his last match

Sep. 7, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

Midfielder Jermaine Jones announced his retirement, 11 months after his last match for Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy. The 36-year-old midfielder, born in West Germany to an American father and West German mother, had four goals in 69 appearances for the United States from 2010-17, highlighted by a tying goal...

Sarachan's tenure as US interim coach nearing year mark

Sep. 3, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Cherie Sarachan wonders along with many U.S. soccer fans. "Yeah, my wife asks me all the time what my future's going to be," American interim coach Dave Sarachan said ahead of Friday's exhibition against Brazil. "But I look at it day by day and just doing my job and enjoying the...

Mancini pleads with Italian clubs to play more Italians

Sep. 3, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini bemoaned the dearth of Italian players in Serie A as he focuses on youth in his attempt to get the Azzurri back to the top of international football. The national team is at a low point after missing the World Cup for the first time in nearly six decades. According...